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Jenny Beth Martin: Tea Party's Values 'Resonate with Americans'

By    |   Wednesday, 08 Apr 2015 12:32 PM

The number of tea party Republicans eyeing the White House in 2016 speaks volumes about the impact of the movement, Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin said Wednesday on Newsmax TV's "America's Forum."

"It shows that the tea party movement, which is only six years old, that our values of personal freedom, economic freedom, and a debt-free future resonate with Americans," she said. "We've elected senators and now these senators are stepping up and running for president of the United States."

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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, both identified with the tea party movement, have declared their candidacies, while a third, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, is expected to announce his intention to run.

Martin said she's not worried about tea party candidates splitting the movement's votes.

"What we actually are going to see is that the movement enhances because we have so many people out there talking about our values as they run for president," she said.

There are a host of good options, she said, declining to name her pick. 

"We've got quite a few candidates who have a very good shot at unifying the GOP," she said.

"The most important thing to remember is that our values are what unify the GOP. The Republican Party has, for as long as I have been involved in the Republican Party as an activist, before this tea party movement started, I thought they stood for smaller government and that's what the tea party is about.

"So the more that the Republican Party embraces tea party values, the more unified the Republican Party is going to be."

Cruz, Paul and Rubio "represent the future of America," she said.

In contrast, Democrat Hillary Clinton and "another Bush," a reference to presumed Republican establishment candidate Jeb Bush — the former governor of Florida and the brother and son of U.S. presidents — are "looking in decades past rather than the future."
 

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